High School Sports

Flanagan bounces back, runs away from Coconut Creek

Flanagan scored on its first four possessions of the first half as they rolled past host Coconut Creek and bounced back from last week’s opening loss to West Palm’s Oxbridge Academy with a 44-6 victory on Friday night.

The Falcons (1-1) took advantage of two lost fumbles and 30 yards of penalties by Creek that resulted in three quick touchdowns.

It was a stark contrast to the Flanagan’s season opening loss when the managed only six points in a 7-6 loss to Oxbridge.

“It was good to see us take advantage of some miscues,” Flanagan coach Stanford Samuels said. “It was definitely a good effort by our guys.”

Flanagan capitalized on Creek’s miscues scoring three times, twice on runs by quarterback Colton Causa and another by running back Anthony Johnson for a 21-0 first quarter lead.

“It was good to see us come out here and execute tonight,” Samuels said. “If our offense comes out and moves the ball like we did tonight, we can be a successful team.”

Causa added his third touchdown on the night on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. Johnson finished the night with 59 yards on 11 carries.

With Flanagan leading 37-0 at the half, the entire second half was played with a running clock.

Despite the lopsided result, Coconut Creek coach Gerald Cox saw some positive in the loss.

“We are young all over,” said Cox. “This is part of the growing pains. We’re going to be alright. We showed some fight even after the first three drives. It’s a long season.”

The loss dropped the Cougars to 0-2.